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Alex DaviesFNAEA

Managing Director (Hobbs Parker Estate Agents)
I'm at my happiest on the slopes or going out to dinner by boat on the Salcombe Estuary!

I remember the day I attended the interview for my first job in Estate Agency back in the 1980s. I didn’t know much about property in those days but I knew very quickly that I had found my home and I never looked back.

I learnt very early on that, not all estate agents are the same and there is a world of difference between how they conduct their business and indeed themselves. I often feel that I could write a book on how it should not be done.

I have been very fortunate in working in some of the most diverse and fascinating fields of property and I have had the privilege of inspecting some remarkable homes, perhaps the best have been over the past 18 years during which time I have specialised in country houses.

I believe that the marketing of your home should be as straightforward as possible, simplicity is the order of the day and above all be prepared, take as much advice as possible and always have a strategy. Most of my time is spent talking to potential sellers which is something that I do completely free of charge and is one of the most rewarding parts of my day.

When I am not immersing myself in property I am doing my best not to immerse myself in water as I love being afloat in anything from a canoe to a yacht and preferably in one of my favourite locations Salcombe Estuary in Devon where I have spent many happy times over the years with my family. I am a keen skier and rarely happier than when I am up a mountain at the top of the world with perfect blue skies and preferably not too far from a good alpine restaurant.

Alex is a long-serving member and Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents and holds a Diploma in Surveying from the University College of Estate Management at Reading.

In recent years, Alex has reported widely on the effects of HS1 on Ashford and the surrounding area including interviews with national press and television.

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I am Director of: Hobbs Parker Auctioneers LLP, Hobbs Parker Car Auctions LLP, Hobbs Parker Estate Agents LLP, Hobbs Parker Property Consultants LLP, Hobbs Parker 1850 LLP, Hobbs Parker 2011 LLP, Hobbs Parker Ventures Ltd,